a look back

Those who have been following my blogs for a longer time probably know that I used to travel a lot. I just love exploring unknown places or returning to places which I connect to positive memories. If you click here, you can find a list of my trips with blogentries linked. After I finished school I just wanted to get away. Go out, travel and have fun. I seriously had the best time of my life right after school in 2011. I was so carefree.  I loved clubbing, spending money mindlessly, no expectations, no pressure. I worked and worked, and when I had enough money I would get away from Munich again. I didn't mind working so much, double shifts, daily, because I knew that some cool experience was expecting me again. I've been out of school for 2 years. Others started studying immediately and are almost finished now, but I don't mind. I learned so much as well throughout the past two years. I learned about myself, my boundaries, loneliness, to be on my own, carefreeness, having fun, fearlessness, societies, cultures, trusting and making friends. I missed out on education for these two years, but I gained so much life experience noone can take from me. If you knew all the weird and horrible situations I have been through.. I don't even want to think of them, because they were so gross. But I got through them, and they made me more confident and wiser. My dad completely supported me in what I did. He used to be like that when he was my age, unlike my mom. My mom considered all my travelling as a waste of time, and can't wait for me to start uni. Lead the regular life you know. I sometimes say that I regret some things that I did, because society expects you to regret something you did wrong. But the truth is, iam so fucking proud of myself. For everything that I did. Everything was worth the experience, and my life feels so much richer now. Iam not rich, iam not the smartest and greatest, but I have so much freedom. I appreciate that so much about my life. I can do whatever I want to do, it all lays in my own hands. And my parents will support me no matter what, so I actually don't need to be so afraid. If I fail with what I do, the only one to blame is myself. And I hate to disappoint myself. So I don't give up on my dreams, to try to find a more regular, an easier way. I always want more than I have, expect much of myself and I know one day it will get me to where i want to be. My ex boyfriend and me used to fight so much and he used to accuse me with arguments like, 'Why do you want so much ? Why can't you just be happy with what you have?' Back then I felt bad about myself for not being content. But later I realized, iam not made for average. There is a reason why I feel discontent. If iam always just happy and content with my life, I wouldn't aim for more. So I just accepted it. With all the depressions and mood swings that come with it. Iam accepting it and trying my best to make myself proud. And one day I will travel the world. Hehe. Totally got off-topic -.- Travelling is indeed so important to me, but I have to focus on what's more important right now. Make money and build up my business. My idols are Sophia Amoruso, the founder of Nasty Gal, and Tammy from Ohsofickle

Ok back to topic, I just wanted to share some of the impressions from the past couple years with you. What I saw and where I had been. 

 

Hong Kong - forever one of my favourite destinations.

Hong Kong - forever one of my favourite destinations.

Vietnamese hospitality always includes beer.

Vietnamese hospitality always includes beer.

Underground stations in Asia are always so fucking huge.

Underground stations in Asia are always so fucking huge.

At a jewish burger restaurant in Marais, Paris.

At a jewish burger restaurant in Marais, Paris.

Chicken at a Pagoda in South Vietnam. 

Chicken at a Pagoda in South Vietnam. 

I never expected Madrid to be such a cool city !

I never expected Madrid to be such a cool city !

Paris is really dirty.

Paris is really dirty.

Burger in Londonnn Brick Lane

Burger in Londonnn Brick Lane

Yi hurt her feet while walking around in Paris.

Yi hurt her feet while walking around in Paris.

Berlin, before I met my boyfriend. As tourist.

Berlin, before I met my boyfriend. As tourist.

HUH ? in SIngapore

HUH ? in SIngapore

Oddness at a store in Praha. 

Oddness at a store in Praha. 

 "CHOK" in Lisbon

 "CHOK" in Lisbon

Opera. Paris. 

Opera. Paris. 

At a temple in Taipei.

At a temple in Taipei.

Saigon at night from District 2.

Saigon at night from District 2.

Hanoi in the morning.

Hanoi in the morning.

Amsterdam.

Amsterdam.

Fish pond in Hanoi.

Fish pond in Hanoi.

Cupcakes in London.

Cupcakes in London.

Sticky rice in Saigon at night.

Sticky rice in Saigon at night.

Singapore.

Singapore.

Pastries Borough Market, London.

Pastries Borough Market, London.

Monki Store Hamburg.

Monki Store Hamburg.

Window display in Paris.

Window display in Paris.

The city of love.

The city of love.

Dried lavender. London.

Dried lavender. London.

When I saw Sen Mitsuji. Unfortunately the picture turned out blurry.

When I saw Sen Mitsuji. Unfortunately the picture turned out blurry.

Ha Long Bay

Ha Long Bay

One more Hong Kong.

One more Hong Kong.

And a sweet ball from Praha.

And a sweet ball from Praha.

All pictures were taken with a Sony Nex-3, the first generation. In automatical mode. Lol. I didn't know anything about photography back then, I just liked to capture.